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Caterpillar, Hamadryas sp

Nymphalidae

Description:

Red legs, pink pointy towers with clear pink sort of needles and black with yellow markings body,clear pink snail antennas. The black spiny thing behind it puzzles me, I could see eyes on it?! it seems to be imbedded on the leaf

Notes:

SOTD, October 19, 2013.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Guatemalan Cracker
Hamadryas guatemalena Rearing record


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41 Comments (1–25)

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

No, unfortunately, it is not Hamadryas guatemalena. So, we have to continue our search. Is there any chance to get later instar pictures from that one??

You might be right bayucca, It look like that one 2 days later, there was no more pink just black!!??
I do have lots of Hamadryas here, I sometimes wish I could video their sound they crack...so loudly.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

What about Guatemalena, earlier instar??
http://www.flickr.com/photos/artour_a/10...

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Keith, I have search all the time and I am now pretty sure that it is not a Limacodidae. I would go now for, hmm... Nymphalidae? Biblidinae? Hamadryas? Hamadryas guatemalena, early instar?

EarlyStages
EarlyStages 7 years ago

Gilma, do you have photos of the more mature (albeit less stunning) caterpillar so that I can identify the species?

Thank you so much, Mark Ridgway. Two days later all the pink color turn black still beautiful but not as stunning.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Great series Gilma. Congratulations.

Thank you so much for all the nice comments, Tom15, JoeHartman, Adarsha, and QWMom,

QWMom
QWMom 7 years ago

wonderful series!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

I have never seen something like this in my entire life...
Amazing spotting Gilma ! A very well deserved SOTD :) :)
Congratulations :)

JoeHartman
JoeHartman 7 years ago

Congrats Gilma!

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Great find Gilma and congratulations!

Thank you also to: bherath20, Chamalka Dulmini, RiekoS and bayucca for all the nice comments.

Thank you so much, António

Wow Gilma,great series,very well deserved SOTD,congrats and thanks for sharing

Thank so much, Dhirendra, Leonardo Castro and EnvUnlimited.
Love SOTD's it allows many more members to see interesting spottings.

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Looks for me like a Limacodidae.

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Congratulations! This is fantastic.

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 7 years ago

congratulations.....so beautiful!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

wow!!!!! so nice congratulations.........

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 7 years ago

Amazing!! Congratulations!!

Dhiren
Dhiren 7 years ago

Congratulation Gilma!!! great spotting

Thank you, Luis.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Congrats Gilma!

Thank you so much, KarenL and Project Noah.
It is an honor to have a Spotting of the Day, I am so happy this gorgeous Caterpillar is SOTD.

Alfaro, Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 19, 2013
Submitted on Oct 19, 2013

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